AMD’s first-party family of Radeon RX 5700 7nm Navi graphics cards first landed in early July, and shortly after that launch, the company confirmed that custom cards would be available from its board partners in August. Since that time, we’ve seen some official and leaked Radeon RX 5700 cards from the likes of ASRock, MSI, and XFX.
Today, it’s ASUS’ turn, as images of the ROG Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT Strix OC and the Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT TUF Gaming X3 have appeared on the internet. The ROG Strix OC cards have a triple-fan design, feature extra precautions to prevent dust from mucking with the fans, and a 0dB operating mode to help cut down on annoying noises emanating from your chassis at idle. According to Hardware Info, these cards will be available on August 16th.
As for the TUF Gaming X3 offerings, they also have a triple-fan design and an ultra-strong backplate that resists flexing. Anti-dust measures are also in place here and it’s said that the cards will launch one week after its ROG Strix OC counterparts (August 23rd).
There are also rumors that Dual Evo versions of the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT will be available; and those cards are set to land on August 30th.
At this point, we don’t have any idea if or how far these custom cards will deviate from the base and boost clocks of reference AMD cards, but we are expecting modest gains across the board. Likewise, we don’t have any information on pricing for the cards at this time either.
With that being said, be sure to check out our review of both the Radeon RX 5700 and the Radeon RX 5700 XT to see how they stack up to the competition from NVIDIA.